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BEST way EVER to frost buttercream cakes! Fab video to get perfectly smooth & level cakes (top, side, every which way). Do without flipping: frost top, put cake board on top (tape a piece of cellophane to cake board to prevent sticking). Level, refrigerate, frost sides like photo.